The VOID Receives $20 Million in Funding From James Murdoch
For visitors to Disney Springs at Disney World or Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort, Disney and Lucasfilm have collaborated with the VOID to bring Virtual Reality to Disney fans on both coasts. Guests purchasing tickets for Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire or Ralph Breaks VR based on the popular Wreck it Ralph films can enjoy an unbelievable un-tethered virtual reality experience allowing you to group together and immerse yourselves in the incredible worlds of Star Wars and Disney. It looks like more of these awesome projects will be on the horizon with the news that a company owned by James Murdoch has just invested $20 million in the company.
According to a recent report in Variety, Murdoch (former CEO of 21st Century Fox) has funded the project through Murdoch’s Lupa Systems a holding company that Rupert Murdoch’s son established with the $1 billion in proceeds from the sale of his stake in 21st Century Fox to Disney earlier this year. Lupa which has offices in New York and Mumbai seems to focused on making investments to media and tech companies.
Last summer, The VOID’s chairman, Craig Watson, stepped into the CEO role to replace Cliff Plumer, who had become CEO of the company in early 2017. Founded in 2015, The VOID counts Disney among its prior investors. The company has launched VR experiences in malls and movie theaters around the world with locations including Disneyland, Disney World, Las Vegas, Toronto, and Dubai. The company now hopes to open additional locations in Hollywood, New York City, and Washington D.C.
Check out this awesome video of guests enjoying the VOID at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World.
This is a story we’ll be following closely so keep checking back with MickeyBlog for the latest news and updates! Also, be sure to check out The VOID experiences currently available at Disney World and Disneyland during your next theme park visit. More information can be found here.
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